Esk Valley Camphill Community

Live, work & grow together

We are a newly-founded Camphill community in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. We are 80 people, of all ages and abilities, who have chosen to live and work together in this way.

We Live Together

A community of 19 households in the upper Esk valley

We share our homes and our lives. The elderly person, the busy working adult and the small child each has their own place within the community, and we are all enriched by our daily interactions.

We Work Together

Health shop, craft room and bio-dynamic garden

Everyone in the community has a contribution to make. The work is meaningful and necessary for sustaining the community. This means we each rely on one another, no matter what our ‘ability’.

We Grow Together

Fostering personal and community development

Whilst sharing life and work stimulates both individual and community growth and development, cultural activity is also a vital part of a healthy social life. We look to create opportunities for all to participate in education, recreation and celebration, as well as planning for growth in our work activities.

Our latest news and appeals

Our latest NewsLetter

You can find our latest newsletter by clicking on read more


Electric Vehicle appeal

Help us to go green by contributing towards the cost of a electric vehicle

Visit our Craft Room Shop

A variety of handcrafted items in a range of fabrics


To help us offer new Shared Life and work opportunities, please donate here 

Shared Lives

In Shared Lives an adult who needs support and accommodation moves in with an approved Shared Lives carer, after they have been matched for compatibility. Together they share family and community life.

Camphill Communities

Our community is a member of the Association of Camphill Communities (UK & Ireland) and part of the global Camphill movement. The first Camphill community was founded in Scotland in 1939 by a small group of refugees from Nazi-occupied Austria. Their leader was Dr Karl König whose pioneering work in curative education and social therapy was founded on anthroposophy – the spiritual research, conceptual innovations and practical work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. Camphill communities continue to work out of these fundamental ideals.